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The USDA recommends that you eat at least five servings of fresh fruits daily, but unfortunately, most people don’t even come close. Adding some delicious, fresh strawberries to your diet, is a great way to get the servings of fruit you need for a well-rounded body and a healthy immune system.
Strawberries contain many nutrients such as the always-important Vitamin C. They also contain significant levels of phytonutrients and antioxidants, which fight those free radicals I was telling you about in my new book. These antioxidant properties are believed to be linked to what gives the strawberry its signature bright red color.
In addition to vitamin C, strawberries also provide an excellent source of vitamin K and manganese, as well as folic acid, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Your goal this month is to incorporate the Strawberry into your diet and daily life as much as possible to help you fall in love with this delicious seasonal fruit all over again! be sure to send me your favorite recipes! I’m posting one of my all-time favorites below….enjoy!
Recipe of the Month: Guilt-Free Strawberry Shortcake
1 pre-baked angel food cake ring
1 (3 oz.) pkg. strawberry Jello, sugar free
1 sm. frozen strawberries (or 1 c. fresh)
1 sm. Cool Whip
Place berries on bottom of mold. Ease in shortcake (upside down over berries). Pierce cake with fork 6 to 8 times. Pour Jello slowly over cake, seal and freeze 1/2 hour. Remove, wait 10 minutes. Remove from mold and insert Cool Whip in hole of mold.